World Vision Kenya distributes food at Kakuma Refugee Camp

Disaster Management

Goal: Saving lives through emergency response, relief and resilience building, during and after disasters.

  • WorldVision works with children, families and their communities in disaster preparedness to help reduce the impact of future disasters.
  • As the world faces an array of natural and man-made disasters, the needs of vulnerable populations are evolving.  We are also changing.  
  • We are committed to helping children who are affected by disasters and will continue to do so. Before disaster strikes, we will work with children to make sure they understand how they, and their families can reduce their vulnerability to disasters. During disasters, our staff will be in communities assisting families with their immediate needs and recovery from the crisis. Following a disaster, we will continue to help children and their families rebuild their lives.
  • Our child-focused disaster management will continue to give priority to children, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, and empower them (together with their families and communities) to improve their well-being. We see the child not in isolation, but as part of a family and a community. The quality of these relationships is very important for the resilience and well-being of children. 

Achievements: Financial Year 2018 (Oct 2017-September 2018)

Disaster Management


We use the following approaches to implement Disaster Management projects: Cash for Assets, Food for Assets, General Distribution of Food and Non Food Items.

Areas of Focus:

1. Food Distribution

2. Early Warning

3. Disaster Risk Reduction

4. Emergency Response

Kenya Hunger Crisis Situation Report (SITRep)

  • Situation Report 12: Drought conditions remain critical in Garissa, Isiolo, Kajiado, Kilifi, Marsabit, Narok, Samburu (East), Tana River, and Wajir (South and West). 
  • Situation Report 11: More than 400,000 people have been reached since World Vision's teams started responding to the hunger crisis in northern and eastern Kenya. 
  • Situation Report 10: Low annual maize yields were recorded, due to drought conditions and the fall armyworm invasion, leading to an increase in food insecurity for families reliant on agriculture.
  • Situation Report 9: World Vision's response to the ongoing hunger crisis in Kenya has now reached more than 400,000 people with assistance.
  • Situation Report 8: According to UNICEF Kenya Humanitarian Situation Report for July 2017, the general drought situation across the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) of Kenya still remains dire.
  • Situation Report 7: 3.5 million people are now affected by drought, an increase from 2.7 million in May.
  • Situation Report 6: World Vision Kenya is seeking an additional US $15.8 million to scale up life-saving humanitarian assistance to 252,000 more people facing starvation in 15 counties for the next 12 months.
  • Situation Report 5: Heavy rains were received over several regions of Kenya in the month of May.
  • Situation Report 4: Kenya is currently experiencing delayed onset of long rains as well as inadequate rainfall where it has rained.
  • Situation Report 3:Immediate action and aid is needed to respond to 2.7 million people including 700,000 children under five years, who are facing starvation and possible famine due to lack of food and water in Kenya.
  • Situation Report 2: World Vision Kenya is seeking US$16.6 million to provide and scale up life-saving humanitarian assistance to 252,000 people facing starvation in 15 counties in Kenya for the next 12 months.